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mel·a·no·ma

 (mĕl′ə-nō′mə)
n. pl. mel·a·no·mas or mel·a·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A dark-pigmented, usually malignant tumor arising from a melanocyte and occurring most commonly in the skin.
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melanoma

(ˌmɛləˈnəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a malignant tumour composed of melanocytes, occurring esp in the skin, often as a result of excessive exposure to sunlight
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mel•a•no•ma

(ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes.
[1825–35]
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mel·a·no·ma

(mĕl′ə-nō′mə)
A type of skin cancer that arises from the cells that produce melanin, usually appearing as a dark-colored spot or mole.
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melanoma

any malignant growth, especially in the skin, that is composed of melanin-producing cells.
See also: Cancer
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Noun1.melanoma - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytesmelanoma - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
skin cancer - a malignant neoplasm of the skin
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[ˌmeləˈnəʊmə] N (melanomas or melanomata (pl)) [ˌmeləˈnəʊmətə]melanoma m
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melanoma

[ˌmɛləˈnəʊmə] nmélanome m
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melanoma

n (Med) → Melanom nt
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mel·a·no·ma

n. melanoma, tumor maligno compuesto de melanocitos.
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melanoma

n melanoma m
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Histological and genetic evidence for a variant of superficial spreading melanoma composed predominantly of large nests.
Polypoid melanoma and superficial spreading melanoma different subtypes in the same lesion.
One of the three patients with a negative SLNB and positive PET/CT finding was a 47-year-old female patient with superficial spreading melanoma localized in the abdomen, the tumor being Clark level III with a thickness of 0.6 mm without ulceration.
(12) Type % of cases Superficial spreading melanoma 70 Nodular melanoma 15 Lentigo maligna melanoma 13 Acral lentiginous melanoma 2-3
Two years previously, she had undergone wide local excision of a superficial spreading melanoma of the upper back with a thickness of > 2.0 mm (Stage IIa, [T.sub.3a] [N.sub.0] [M.sub.0]).
Among patients with superficial spreading melanoma > 1.0 mm in thickness undergoing SLN biopsy, LVI was an independent risk factor reducing disease-free survival in the form of both local and in-transit recurrence [22].
They are: superficial spreading melanoma (SSM), which occurs in about 70% of patients; nodular malignant melanoma (NM), which occurs in about 15% of patients; and lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM), which occurs in about 15%, in older patients, on the exposed parts of the body on the basis of premalignant melanosis as the result of chronic exposure to sunlight; according to the personal clinical experience of Professor Virag, acral melanomas do not occur on the skin of the head and neck (5).
No-mucosa type patients include 12 patients with acral lentiginous melanoma, 7 patients with nodular melanoma, and 4 patients with superficial spreading melanoma. In Arm 2, mucosa type patients include 5 patients with rectal mucosa melanoma, 6 patients with nasal cavity mucosa melanoma, 2 patients with mouth cavity melanoma, one patient with penis mucosa melanoma, and one patient with vaginal mucosa melanoma.
According to the available previous histopathology report, in relation to the cutaneous melanoma which occurred seven years ago, the diagnosis was the one of superficial spreading melanoma. The surgical specimen received at that time was a skin ellipse measuring 2.6 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm with raised, pigmented lesion measuring 1,7 cm in greater dimension.
Gamblicher studied 42 cases of superficial spreading melanoma (SSM), using 2 different antibodies that revealed membranous and cytoplasmic staining of tumor cells.
The main risk factors for developing the most common type of melanoma (superficial spreading melanoma) include:
Superficial spreading melanoma was the most common type of melanoma, at 31%, though nodular histology was seen almost as frequently in the 0- to 9-year-olds.

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